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TidBITS#1378/24-Jul-2017

Apple has issued point releases to all its operating systems to address bugs and security vulnerabilities, notably the BroadPwn flaw that could allow an attacker to hijack the Wi-Fi chip in your devices. Adam Engst invites Apple consultants to join him at MacTech Pro New York this week, and we have a special discount for TidBITS readers. Our previous survey about word processors revealed that many of you prefer writing in a Markdown-capable text editor, so this week we’re asking for your input on the Markdown editors you’ve used. To wrap up the issue, Josh Centers explores the magic of powerline Ethernet adapters, and Marc Zeedar examines the growing problem of abandoned apps in the App Store. Notable software releases this week include Moneydance 2017.4, Logic Pro X 10.3.2, 1Password 6.8, Transmit 5.0, Safari 10.1.2, iTunes 12.6.2, and Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite and El Capitan).

Adam Engst 11 comments

iOS 10.3.3 Patches High-Profile BroadPwn Flaw

Although Apple didn’t emphasize the importance of the recently released iOS 10.3.3, it patches a particularly ugly security vulnerability found in the Wi-Fi chips of all compatible iOS devices. What about older devices that can’t run iOS 10? There’s the rub.

Josh Centers 58 comments

Vote for Your Favorite Mac Markdown Editor

Our last survey to determine the favorite word processor of TidBITS readers revealed that lots of people have moved to Markdown-capable text editors for many writing tasks. So that’s where we’re looking next — if you have a favorite Markdown editor and experience with other apps in the category, register your opinions today!